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News Release (December 20, 1966)


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News Release (December 20, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release (Note Area Students); Mailed With Pix to: Scottsdale, Prescott, Tempe, Tuscon, Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff
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New College of Florida
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December 20, 1966


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/NEW COLLEGE Mailed with pix to: Scottsdale, Prescott, Tempe, Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, Flagstaff-12/20/ 1966 NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE (Note area students) Sarasota, Fla. (Special) --The idea that philosophy must con-trol science is a conclusion that a Tucson student has reached after an initial term of study and research at one of the country's newer colleges. Richard Yates, a 1966 graduate of Tucson's catalina High School, and one of six Arizonans studying at New College in Sarasota, Fla., started out his first year delving into phiJdsophy as well as working in the sciences and the humanities. Yates, who majored in science in high school, emphasizes the importance of philosophy in dealing with the problems of a rapidly de-veloping science in our expanding society. He sees science as taking away human values from life because it deals primarily with things. "People are all that count," he says, in explaining why science mus t be controlled. Philosophy, he feels, offers the means whereby a balance may be achieved between technology and the non-technical as-pects of modern life. For this reason, th_ 1&-year-old Yates is concentrating on study-ing philosophy at New College. He says the school's educational pro-gram,even in his first year, allows him to devote a large part of his time to this problem. -more-


New College, Sarasotu, Fla. Page 2 "One should be allo,ed to concentrate on what interests him and to do as much as he wa ncs with Yates says. "New College allows me to read as much as I can and then discuss what I r ead with members of the faculty and o ther students to an exten t not possible at other schools." Yates is of six students from Arizona now enrolled at New College. The o thers are Jane Schlicler, P aul Hansma and Richard Michaels, Scottsdale: Harry Felder and Denby Barnett, Phoenix; and Rick Stauffer, Tucso n These six are among 230 students from 43 states and five foreign countries. The small student body offers each student the opportunity for close contact with his fellow students and with the nearly 40 faculty members as well, Yates says. Now in its third year, the private, non-sectarian coeducational college will graduate its first class in July. concentrating a normal four years' work into three 11-month school years, New College allows students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in three years. -more-


New College, Sarasota, Fla. -Pag e 3 The academic year is broken into three three-month terms which are separated by a three-or four-week independent study period in their field of interest. In the first study period, which ended December 21, Yates endeavored to define the nature of for his project. This, he says, was a preliminary step for tackling the greater problem of establishing the way in which should go about controlling sciencev -30-


neiL .W Y ..t 'S, from rucson, works in the scienc.e laboratory at New College, n 'arasota, Fla., where he is a first-year Yates maintains "philosopny n1ust control scie 1ee'1 because science takes away human values from life. RICHARD i. '....;.3, from Tucson, 1.-.rorks in the science at New College, in F l a where he iJ a first-year studenG. Yates rnalntains nphilosopny must control science" because science takes away human val es from life i 1.' ''..>, from rucson, wurks in ti1e science laboratory at Ne1 Jollece, in Sarasota, Flq., where he is a ;irst-year student. Yates maintains control science" because science takes away human values from liCH JD Y r.t:v, t'rom _ucson, vlorks in the science laboratory at New College, ir Jarasota, wnere he is a first-year student. Yat.;es me 1. '1 t.:.ins "philo.:>opny HJUS t control science" because science takes away human values from lifee RlCHA.riD 1 ... from 'l'ucson, 1.-rcrks in the science laooratory at College, in ?la., where he is a first-year stucent. Yates malntains nphilosophy .must control sciencell because science tat.e5 away human values fro m 11 feD UCHA.RD YATE.:>, from J.:ucson works in the science laboratory et New Collece, in 3arasota, Fla., where he is a first-year student. iatos mainuains "philosophy must control sciencen becatlSe 3C ience takes away hurJan values from life

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